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1495, TA/12
Talking About Technology

Speaker: Gastall, Greta, 1913 - , Interviewee, Female, Secretary;
Speaker: Larder, Derek, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Details birth, move to Melton Mowbray and schooling. Mentions leaving school, care of parents and attending night school. Details employment, Ordnance Depot Old Dalby as shorthand typist then to Midland Woodworking Co in 1951. Mentions type of work, wages and hours. Gives names of typewriters and problems with electric typewriter. Explains other duties. Comments jobs were not reviewed annually, women were not treated differently and no training courses were available. Comments on social life of company before and after takeover. Details pension being frozen on take over and what she now receives. Explains manufacturing terms she remembers and work in a dress shop.
Place of birth: Barron on Humber, Lincolnshire
Education: Convent of St Francis school.
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Melton Mowbray
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 21/1/2002
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: Bournemouth University
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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